Freelance University is one of the very few experiences I have found that offers a 360 degree support network to ensure your freelance success. Within the first three weeks of joining the University and applying what I learned, I had landed my first client… it just works!

John Easton

FreeU has been the primary motivator in the growth and success of my business. Having launched my business at the onset of COVID-19 proved daunting at times but the fabulous FreeU community provided continuous inspiration and practical advice for growing even in the midst of this global pandemic.The value FreeU has added to my life and business far outweighs the costs involved and FreeU is actually incredibly affordable. I'd definitely recommend you join today and experience this encouraging group for yourself.

Julie Sykes

Joining Freelance University has been one of the BEST investments I’ve made since starting as a virtual assistant in 2010. The courses are robust and easy to follow with a variety of options from those just starting out to experienced freelancers (like me). The value of the University is second to none!

Shelley McKenzie

Since 2008, we have helped over 25,000 Students
just like you…

  • Discover the right service niche and specialization to amplify your income opportunities
  • Develop current and in-demand skills to attract better clients
  • Set-up and scale a meaningful, "work-from-anywhere" business from scratch
  • Connect with a network of caring and insightful instructors, mentors and peers to gain support and overcome challenges
  • Enjoy the MANY freedoms that come from running a flexible and rewarding business on your own terms

LEARN AND MASTER IN-DEMAND SKILLS IN OVER 40 FREELANCE NICHES!

(Hover over the different tracks below to view the 40+ different services that we provide training for at our All-Access University.)

Digital Marketing Specialist

Digital Marketing Specialist

Digital Marketing Specialist

  • Digital Marketing Specialist
  • Product Launch Manager
  • Become a Digital PR Specialist
  • Create Lead Marketing Funnels
  • The Email List Builder
  • Online Video Marketing 101
  • Local Digital Marketing Success
  • Book Marketing Mastery
  • And so much more!
Social Media Manager

Social Media Manager

Social Media Manager

  • Social Media Management
  • Facebook Marketing Specialist
  • Instagram Marketing Specialist
  • Pinterest Marketing Specialist
  • LinkedIn Markeitng Specialist
  • Social Media Contests
  • Online Community Management
  • And so much more!
Writer / Editor

Writer / Editor

Writer / Editor

  • Website Writing
  • SEO Content Writing
  • Copywriting
  • Proofreading / Editing
  • Blogging
  • Email Newsletters & Sequences
  • And so much more!
Online Business Manager

Online Business Manager

Online Business Manager

  • Virtual Project Management
  • Virtual Team Management
  • Business Consulting
  • Financial Management
  • Business Strategy & Systems
  • And so much more!
Virtual Assistant

Virtual Assistant

Virtual Assistant

  • Digital Customer Service
  • Email & Calendar Management
  • Virtual Bookkeeper
  • Online Researcher
  • CRM / Lead Generation
  • And so much more!
Wordpress Specialist

Wordpress Specialist

Wordpress Specialist

  • WordPress Fundamentals Program
  • Wordpress Maintenance & Management
  • Wordpress Security
  • Mastering Woocommerce
  • And so much more!
Virtual Event & Media Manager

Virtual Event & Media Manager

Virtual Event & Media Manager

  • Virtual Event Manager
  • Online Course Creation & Management
  • Digital Content Manager
  • Multimedia Editing & Production
  • Zoom Webinar Set-up & Production
  • The Online Course Builder
  • Podcast Production Specialist
  • And so much more!
Technology Support

Technology Support

Technology Support

  • Canva Design Specialist
  • Adobe In-Design, Photoshop & Illustrator Pro
  • WordPress Designer & Manager
  • Squarespace Designer
  • Shopify Specialist
  • Kajabi Specialist
  • WooCommerce Specialist
  • MailChimp
  • ConvertKit
  • ActiveCampaign
  • Asana
  • And so much more!

WHAT MAKES FREELANCE UNIVERSITY DIFFERENT?

The Instant Access University

The Instant Access University

Gain instant access to 80+ powerful certifications and workshops for a single monthly or annual tuition plan. That’s all it takes to set yourself free.

Experienced Mentors

Experienced Mentors

Connect with talented and experienced mentors ready to answer your questions and point you in the right direction, no matter your niche.

Income-Building Courses

Income-Building Courses

Enroll in powerful, skills-based courses designed to transform your earning potential overnight.

Professional Certifications

Professional Certifications

Access industry-leading certifications in such areas as Digital Marketing, Project Management, Podcast Production, Wordpress and more.

An Engaging Community

An Engaging Community

Join a community of like-minded individuals all pulling in the same direction. They’re going to make it happen, and so are you!

Exclusive Professional Directory

Exclusive Professional Directory

Set up a Professional Profile in our Freelance Directory and be seen by a constantly expanding base of clients who are searching for skilled professionals just like you!

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Meet the Co-Founders of Freelance University

Get full access to over 80 in-demand courses across seven training tracks: Social Media Manager, Digital Marketing Specialist, Virtual Events & Media Manager, Online Business Manager, Virtual Assistant, WordPress Specialist, and Writer/Editor.

By partnering with the 3rd party accreditation company, we’re able to deliver our digital certifications so that they easily integrate with your Linkedin profile, personal website, and social media. Just what you need to put your skills in the spotlight like never before!

Every single month we offer a new LIVE and interactive workshop on the freelance and business topics that matter most to you! We invite expert guests specializing in a variety of niche areas to come and join us providing exposure to new, exciting, and the most up-to-date information and resources in the industry.

By listening to your feedback and conducting surveys, we’re able to create the on-demand content we wished we had when we were first starting out. Exactly what you need to take your freelance or VA business in an exciting new direction.

The live workshops will be recorded and posted to the University so you will never miss a training session!

At some point, all of you as freelancers, virtual assistants, and online professionals need to get your “geek on” and learn new technology that is vital to your business and your clients.

Access practical, step-by-step courses and tutorials on software and apps most relevant to your business including social media management tools, project management tools, marketing landing page tools, ecommerce tools, productivity tools and so much more.

We will help you guard against “Shiny Object Syndrome” while still keeping you up-to-date on the latest and greatest tech tools.

One of the most challenging parts of being a freelancer or virtual assistant is marketing your business and finding new clients. At FreeU, we’ve got you covered.

We offer practical training courses to help you market, recruit, onboard and manage your clients effectively. Check out our courses on Attracting Clients, Getting Referrals, Networking, Digital Cold Calling, and Leading a Winning Discovery Call.

Access a thriving community of like-minded entrepreneurs to discuss business topics, share successes, as well as tools and resources, with one another. Perfect for the constant source of support and inspiration you’ve been searching for.

The Private Learning Community is closely moderated by us (Craig & Kelly) along with amazing Mentors who have a combined experience of over 40 years in the freelance and VA industry! You will be in GREAT hands in our community.

Don’t freelance alone!

Join our talented mentors and like-minded peers in small group sessions to work through the challenges you need to overcome in your business. Make meaningful connections and receive great insights in our Mastermind Sessions.

We have specific groups for Starters and Scalers to meet you exactly where you are at in your business journey.

Enjoy a huge range of premium and paid-for software that your clients need you to know. Some of our most popular offerings include: Premium WordPress themes and plugins, Canva Pro, ConvertKit, Invideo, Designrr, Easelly, and more. By getting the hands on practical experience you need, you can master a lucrative new skill in a single afternoon.

In the work you do, there are so many systems that need to be set up and managed for your business (and your clients)!

Simplify your life with the click of a button thanks to many practical guides and checklists that keep your business running smoothly, night and day. It means you’ll never forget a thing, miss a deadline, or disappoint a customer. All you need to do is decide what to master first!

Contracts, templates, checklists, resources, and more…oh my!

As a student of Freelance University, you will get access to many business software and partner discounts such as Adobe, Freshbooks, Honeybook, 1-1 Coaching, and more. Also, be sure to take advantage of affordable WordPress design packages, and well as one-to-one mentoring sessions.

We are committed to ensuring you keep your business as budget-friendly as possible!

As part of your enrollment to Freelance University, you will receive a visually appealing Professional Profile listing in our popular Freelance Directory! This will be an excellent opportunity for you to get connected with a wave of entrepreneurs in need of your awesome skills and experience!

We also receive ongoing job postings and client opportunities you will gain access to through the community as well as within your training center.

A BEHIND-THE-SCENES
LOOK AT FREELANCE UNIVERSITY

Freelance University offers an easy-to-use, easy-to-track, and fully mobile responsive learning platform that enables you to quickly access your training programs and courses when you want and where you want!

Take a few minutes and join this Guided Tour of the University!

Start Guided Tour Here.

Whether you’re a brand new freelancer or a seasoned business owner, I’d highly recommend anyone seeking professional development and growing their business to join FreeU. The collection of certifications and courses along with monthly office hours and the amazing Facebook community create a rich learning environment and encouraging atmosphere. There’s an attitude of excellence in everything they do. I’m thrilled to be a FreeU student!

Pam Atkins

FreeU is an essential part of building my business and it should be a part of your plan too. It will help you build your confidence, reputation, knowledge, and skills to be successful!

Jeanne Stribling

I can't say enough about Freelance University. I have taken numerous courses and each one has proven to be an invaluable resource. Craig Cannings and his team of instructors have a wonderful way of explaining sometimes complex ideas and do so with infinite patience. I wouldn't go anywhere else for my training. FreeU is where it's at!

Tracey Ehman

Enroll at Freelance University Today!

Choose from Two Affordable Tuition Plans.

SELECT YOUR PLAN:Annual Tuition PlanMonthly Tuition Plan
80+ Certifications & Courses across Eight Training Tracks ($10,200 value)
New In-Demand Training Programs
Freelance Resource Centre with useful templates and checklists
Live Monthly Skills Workshops
Practical Software & App Tutorials
Student Success Interviews
Monthly Office Hours
Ongoing Support from Our World-Class Business Mentors
Industry Leading Certifications
Monthly Access to the Learning Curve Newsletter
Powerful Facebook Learning Community
Freelance Directory Listing & Job Board

TUITION OPTIONS:

ANNUAL PAYMENT OF $597
3 MONTHS FREE ($200 SAVINGS!)

Monthly Payment of

$59

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REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

I don't know why I held off from registering with Freelance University for so long! I guess it was because I didn't know what I was missing, but also because I'd been in the industry so long - wasn't sure I really needed to come here. Sitting in on a free session several months ago changed that though, and I'm learning so much more, to add to what I already know and do. Thanks to Craig, Kelly and team!

Kathie Thomas

The FreeU Money-Back Guarantee

I am absolutely confident that your enrollment at Freelance University will be an immensely valuable step forward for you, and will help you build and grow a rewarding and profitable freelance business this year!

Still, I want to be absolutely sure it is the right fit for you. So take 15 DAYS to check out and evaluate the University. If for any reason you decide our University is not for you, then please contact our team at [email protected] and we will cancel your monthly or annual commitment with us and refund your tuition right away.

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Freelance University

What Students are
Saying about Freelance University!

"I recommend Freelance University for three main reasons. One, for the support from the community and mentors in the FB group. Whenever I have a Q about anything I think about asking FreeU first. Two, the wealth of trainings available on such a varied range of subjects. Three, the Freelance Directory."

Elizabeth Smith

"The courses are extremely helpful in providing someone with skills in preparation to provide clients with in-demand services and keeping up with the trends for what clients want. FreelanceU is cost-effective. Taking the courses offered by FreelanceU provides us with amazing knowledge and helps us to develop and enhance our expertise in so many areas without spending thousands of dollars by going to a community college. I would highly recommend FreelanceU in a heartbeat to new virtual assistants and solopreneurs who want to develop new skills or enhance existing skills."

Barb Gilbert

I really value the content and the friendly atmosphere. The topics are current and nicely presented. The team is amazing.

Jill Bucher

The Online Freelancer Industry wouldn’t be where it is today without Freelance University. Craig makes sure that the “mystery” around digital marketing and Social Media disappears and that it is possible to learn the material quickly and easily.

Heike Hunscher

Freelance University consistently delivers high-quality training programs for Freelancers and Online Professionals. Craig’s genuine love of training and interest in helping participants results in top-notch presentations and quality resources. The FreeU support team is efficient, interactive and very helpful. I highly recommend Freelance University. This is the place to go for learning and growth as an online freelancer.

Janice Mcleod

I've enrolled in several training and certification courses at Freelance University and they have always been consistent at offering training on high-demand skills that are necessary for freelancers like myself. I highly recommend FreeU for all your training needs!

Rebecca Ishibashi

"I've been freelancing for almost four years now and have found FreeU invaluable in developing my skills and building my confidence. The courses and workshops I've taken so far have been packed full of the information I need with no 'fluff'. Being a country girl from England and working with small businesses in the UK rural sector, I thought that FreeU would not be appropriate for me as it's a Canadian company. However, I was wrong and should have joined earlier in my freelance journey. So, don't be like me, join FreeU today and really kickstart your freelance career."

Sarah Liddle

Craig has been providing exceptional training for a number of years. When I was first building my virtual business, I was drawn in by both Craig’s incredible energy, knowledge, and ability to connect, while delivering first-rate material. As my business has evolved, I have continued to take new courses, or upgrade my skills through Freelance University. Thank you for providing such an incredible service!

Tracey Ehman

"No matter your industry, FreeU offers something for you. I work full-time as a digital project manager as well as manage a side hustle as a course creator and etsy shop owner. The courses offered at FreeU are not only beneficial for up-leveling my personal business, but also as a full-time employee. Even better - these courses are not just theory but actual practical applications." "The FreeU community is also amazing. If there are questions everyone is so supportive. Of all my "business expenses", FreeU is one that is absolutely worth every penny!"

Anabeth Wilson

Freelance University is such a worthy investment in yourself, your business and your clients! If you’re on the fence about signing up – hop off and do it! I promise you’ll LOVE the value and your ROI will rock your world! In fact, after ONE completed course, I’ve already received 6x my ROI of my University tuition!

Jamie Bateman

I LOVE the priceless information and training along with the Facebook community. To me FreeU is almost a “necessary business expense” (which is tax deductible 😊) and worth every penny. Especially for a new freelance startup, there’s a lot of other “schools” out there, but none compare with this one. Additionally, Kelly and Craig bring so much of themselves to it and are awesome to deal with! This is a MUST!

Cindy Frisendahl

My experience at Freelance University has been phenomenal from the start. When I began researching my dream of starting a business from scratch in 2017, FreeU was the first place I found that offered a complete package of training and support for a very affordable investment. Now, three years later, I am still learning so much from the trainers and mentors at FreeU!

Paula Holsberry